Exclusive: Birgitta in third Icelandic semifinal

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Birgitta Haukdal, who represented Iceland at the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest with Open your heart, takes part in the third semifinal of the 2006 national selection Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins with Mynd af þér. Furthermore, esctoday.com exclusively presents you the list of participants for the third and last Icelandic semifinal, to take place on 4th February, where we can also find Gunnar Ólason, one half of TwoTricky, Iceland's representative at the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest.

Here are the songs for the third Icelandic semifinal, in random order! The running order will be determined later.

� Þórey Heiðdal – Mig langar að vera hjá þér (Writer(s)/composer(s): Óskarsson, Eiríksdóttir)
� Rúna – Song: 100% (Writer/composer: Hörður G. Ólafsson)
� Birgitta Haukdal – Mynd af þér (Writer(s)/composer(s): Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson, Kristján Hreinsson)
� Dísella Lárusdóttir – Útópía (Writer(s)/composer(s): Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson, Kristján Hreinsson)
� Bjartmar Þórðarson – Á ég (Writer(s)/composer(s): Örlygur Smári, Sigurður Örn Jónsson)
� Katy Winter – Á meðan hjartað slær (Writer(s)/composer(s): Tómas Hermannsson, Ragnheiður Gröndal)
� Silvía Nótt – Til hamingju Ísland (Writer(s)/composer(s): Þorvaldsson, Erlensdóttir & Úlfarsson)
� Gunnar Ólason – Það var lagið (Writer(s)/composer(s): Roland Hartwell, Birgir S. Klingenberg)

Hallgrímur Óskarsson composed Open your heart, the Icelandic 2003 Eurovision Song Contest entry of Birgitta. Hörður G. Ólafsson composed Eitt lag enn, the Icelandic entry at the 1990 contest, which was performed by Stjórnin. Sveinn Rúnar Sigurðsson composed Heaven, Jónsi's song for Istanbul. Örlygur Smári and Sigurður Örn Jónsson, the writers of 2000 entry Tell me, renew their collaboration with the song Á ég this year. Þorvaldur Bjarni Þorvaldsson composed All out of luck in 1999 and co-composed If I had your love in 2005, both for Selma.

More news about the Icelandic national selection tomorrow, when the first semifinal takes place, on esctoday.com!

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